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  1. Transfer guard dismissed from Minnesota program

    Oct 29, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

    Zach Lofton,

    Zach Lofton was expected to develop into a more efficient player during his year sitting out per NCAA transfer rules.

  2. Richard Pitino warns Minnesota fans not to trust his dad before Louisville opener

    Sep 15, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Billy Minardi Classic - Florida International v Louisville

    Things are getting interesting between the Pitinos as we get closer to the Minnesota and Louisville game.

  3. Three-star point guard commits to Minnesota

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

    D1Circuit.com/Nike

    Richard Pitino now has a trio of interchangeable guards.

  4. Three-star point guard to announce college choice Friday afternoon

    Sep 11, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

    D1Circuit.com/Nike

    Multiple reports expect Minnesota to land a fourth commitment in the Class of 2015 Friday afternoon.

  5. Minnesota adds a three-star big man from New York in 2015

    Sep 6, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    Minnesota added its third commitment for the 2015 class.

  6. College Basketball Talk’s Recruiting Roundup

    Aug 29, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    AP

    News and notes from around the world of college basketball.

  7. Minnesota freshman forward denied admission

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    Richard Pitino had five recruits scheduled to join the program.

  8. Minnesota adds another guard in the 2015 class

    Aug 23, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    Minnesota picked up another commitment in the 2015 class on Friday night.

  9. Southern Miss transfer quickly gaining high-major interest, one visit scheduled

    Aug 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    AP

    The 6-foot-5 guard was granted his release over the weekend.

  10. Minnesota gets commitment from four-star 2015 guard Kevin Dorsey

    Jul 12, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    (Scott Phillips/NBCSports.com)

    Minnesota landed a point guard commitment from Virginia native Kevin Dorsey.

  11. Improving defensively one of Minnesota’s focuses this offseason

    May 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    Minnesota’s looking to take another step forward in 2014-15, and in order to do so they’ll need to improve defensively.

  12. Big Ten Conference Catchup: Can anyone top heavily favored Wisconsin

    May 15, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    kaminsky

    Wisconsin is the clear favorite in the Big Ten after making the 2014 Final Four and losing only one starter.

  13. Report: Richard Pitino lands fifth commitment first Minnesota class

    Apr 23, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

    2014 NIT Championship

    Minnesota landed a commitment from a 6-foot-11 three-star recruit.

  14. Minnesota wins NIT title over SMU; Murray State takes CIT

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Richard Pitino ended his first year as the Minnesota head coach with an NIT championship.

  15. SMU, Minnesota to meet in the NIT championship game on Thursday

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:24 AM EDT

    Markus Kennedy

    The Mustangs and Golden Gophers meet in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night in the NIT championship game.

  16. Clemson, Minnesota punch tickets to Madison Square Garden for NIT semifinals

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT

    K.J. McDaniels

    Half of the NIT semifinal was set on Tuesday night.

  17. SMU, Florida State among top seeds in Postseason NIT

    Mar 16, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    While many choose to overlook the Postseason NIT, the fact of the matter is that the participating teams will get to compete for a championship. SMU, Minnesota headline this season’s 32-team field.

  18. Five power conferences teams that could really use a conference tourney run

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

    Justin Cobbs

    Every year, there are a handful of teams that could use a couple of wins in their respective league tournaments to gain entry into the field of 68. Here are five schools that need to string some wins together this week to feel comfortable making NCAA Tournament.

  19. Oto Osenieks will not play at Minnesota after this season

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Oto Osenieks career at Minnesota is over. The school sent out a release on Wednesday afternoon announcing that, due to a series of knee injuries, Osenieks’ will not play for the Gophers next season. He has an issue with the cartilage in his left knee due to surgeries that he’s had on the knee. “Unfortunately,…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Wichita State makes history, Iowa’s defensive setback

    Feb 26, 2014, 2:18 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Game of the day: Wichita State 69, Bradley 49 The No. 2 ranked Shockers had little trouble notching their 30th regular season victory, dispatching Bradley summarily and with ease as Ron Baker led all scorers with 15 points and the team converted 48 percent from long-range. Gregg Marshall’s squad is now the first in men’s…

  21. Wally Ellenson leaves Minnesota basketball program to focus on track and field

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Wally Ellenson

    After appearing in nine games this season, Minnesota sophomore guard Wally Ellenson has elected to leave the basketball program, the school announced on Tuesday afternoon. Ellenson made this decision in an effort to fully commit to the Golden Gophers’ track and field team. “We respect Wally’s decision, and wish him, Coach Steve Plasencia and the…

  22. Late Night Snacks: Bubble teams take center stage

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:17 AM EDT

    haith

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Missouri 86, Arkansas 85  Jabari Brown’s shot with 10.2 seconds remaining was the difference as the Tigers denied the Razorbacks a much-needed SEC road victory. Arkansas still has just one conference road win to its credit this season, and that came at Vanderbilt last week. As for the Tigers, Jordan Clarkson…

  23. Ryan Pitino explains the chicken suit at the Minnesota game

    Feb 10, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

    ryan pitino

    During Minnesota’s home Big Ten win over Indiana on Saturday, you could clearly see Louisville head coach Rick Pitino sitting behind the Minnesota bench while his son, Richard, coached the Golden Gophers to victory as a first-year coach at the school. The elder Pitino is a familiar face and a national-title winning coach, but you…